Boot hangs starting postfix

YONETANI Tomokazu qhwt+dragonfly-bugs at
Thu Jun 10 18:36:11 PDT 2004

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On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 09:33:53PM -0700, R. Joseph Wright wrote:
> I've spent the last couple of days trying to track this down.  It turns out
> it didn't always
> hang at the same point every time.  So I did
> # chmod -x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/*
> and then tried running each thing individually and it seems that postfix is
> indeed the culprit.
> I've had some occasions where it will run for a while before hanging, and
> others where
> it hangs pretty much as soon as it starts.  The logfile doesn't give me any
> telling info that
> I can see.

I'm seeing a similar lockup here with postfix-2.1.1, and kernel/world
built yesterday with fresh source. However, it's not a usual lockup;
when I'm not running X, I can switch between console, but nothing is
echoed back on the screen, except for ctrl-alt-esc. Does this look like
the hang you've been seeing?

The ps command in DDB showed that smtp process is stuck in `lockf' state.
I didn't have time to write down the backtrace, but I can do it on request.

The postfix in question is built on 13 May, and it used to work fine
until I upgraded the kernel on 30 May. I'm going to rebuild it to see if
it's reproducible, after backing up the old binary.


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